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Poster: turnphilup Date: Jan 24, 2011 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Where "DAT" come from?

Where does Rob get his "DATS" from? Also, nobody really talked about this note from an earlier post on the 8-6-'71 transfer. Its a little to much for me personally, I am just glad to have what we can get. Not quite the sound snob I use to be. Any thoughts?

"Now the DAT thing. DATS/CD recorders are great but that's really the 'end of the chain' so to speak. I don't mean to be a name dropper but when I was struggling trying to learn the "what the hell's the difference??" debate Jeffrey Norman put it best, "the A/D converters in DATS and CD's are compromised since it's crammed with other equipment resulting in a loss of overall dynamics. a stand alone A/D converter that was made specifically for that purpose before going to DAT/CD/DAW is always the way to go if done correctly"... This simple fact is mainly not even considered (or understood) by most people but still, the most vital part in the transfer chain without question. There is no doubt to me (and others) there is more dynamic range or overall a more defined sound vs. something going into just a DAT/CD recorder from analog. A nice fat(and clean) low end is also part of the result as well lots of times that DAT transfers are missing at times.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 24, 2011 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where 'DAT' come from?

Not much luck getting answers to your questions? As for Rob Eaton's DATs, i seem to recall someone here saying that Rob got them from Dick. I have no idea if its true.

As for 8-6-71, i seem to recall a discussion about it when those two sources came out very close in time to each other in 2008. I can't recall if people preferred the Matt Smith transfer over the Charlie Miller. Both sound great imo, maybe a slight edge to Smith but i would not complain about Charlie's. In the end they are both great and I think that credit has to go to Craig Todd and Harvey Kaslow. They provided these guys with incredible starting material.

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Jan 24, 2011 5:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where 'DAT' come from?

Thanks for the those answers El. I mostly lurk here, because most ground seems to be covered on these guys. Did I read that right, that you live in Decatur,Ga.? or was that someone else? I am here in Decatur as well. Peace and thanks again.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 24, 2011 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where 'DAT' come from?

You'd be surprised, not everything is covered and honestly a good question usually generates more discussion that having all the answers. I lurked for 2 years before jumping into the deep end. I didn't feel i could add anything to the discussion (fire away boys), however with a little base knowledge is wasn't that bad (fire away again).

My mailing address is Decatur, however i am not in the city. I am in an unincorporated area between Decatur and Tucker, just inside the perimeter. We moved here 1.5 years ago and really enjoy it. Well except for that ice. Only ice issues we had in miami were when the blender clogged up during a mango daiquiri binge. I do miss my mango trees.

Amosearle and I have gone out a few times, even with the wives. WT illustrates this beautifully in an old thread, around 10/2009 where he describes us both being beaten to bloody pulps by our wives with the battery packs we are making them carry for our computers so that we could effectively communicate. As I mentioned in the Cliff's NYC thread, perhaps we can do that here as well. Brick Store would be a perfect if it weren't so crowded all the time.

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Jan 24, 2011 6:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where 'DAT' come from?

True about the brick store. My old touring buddy and I usually meet at the the Marley House down the road from it after we get the kids in bed. More parking there and less crowded with a still great beer selection. If y'all do a meet up in the future, count me in. Peace